Owls, Climates, and Experts

Journal of Cognition and Culture Vol/Iss. 18(1-2) Brill Published In Pages: 66-88
By Munroe, Robert L., Gauvian, Mary


The present study explores the cognitive and affective attitudes towards owls in cold-climate and warm-climate societies. In addition, a few hypotheses were tested. Specifically, the research question asks which societies would have greater owl ethnozoological knowledge, functional usage, conception of owls in positive magico-religious terms, and positive supernaturalistic interpretations of owls' behaviors and characteristics. The results offer support for the initial predictions with the exception that cold-climate societies do not have more positive magico-religious conceptions of owls than warm-climate societies.


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